Novell Audit file channel takes five (5) or more minutes to update

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  • 26-Jun-2006
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell Audit 1.0.3 File Channel
Novell Audit 2.0.0 File Channel
Novell Audit 2.0.1 File Channel


Events are being recorded to the file channel.
The events can take five (5) or more minutes before they show up in the file channel log file.
Is there any way to reduce the amount of time for events to show up in the file channel log file?


Events are stored in memory for an amount of time specified in the file channel.  By default, the file channel is configured to flush the log files after 300 seconds, which happens to be five (5) minutes.  You can go in and change the parameter from 300 to a smaller number, such as 15 or 30 seconds.  Here are the steps used to change the flush log files after xxx seconds:
1.)  Open a web browser and start iManager (http:///nps/iManager.html
2.)  Click on "Auditing and Logging" task.  Select"Logging Server Options".  Select your logging server object.  This is typically named " Logging Server" and it is usually found in the Logging Services container found just off of [Root].  Then click on the OK button.
3.)  You should be on the "General" tab with the"Summary" being displayed.  Click on the link for your file channel.
4.)  A new window should popup.  Look for the "Flush log file after:" parameter.  The default setting here is 300.  Make a change to something smaller, such as 15 or 30 seconds.  Click on the "OK" or "Apply" button to save your changes.
5.)  The Secure Logging Server (SLS) will not read this configuration change.  You will need to shutdown and restart your SLS.